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Topic: Twenty one cent trick - additional ideas ?
Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Sep 22, 2020 10:19AM)
Hello everyone ,

I was hoping to find out if anyone knew of other ideas or routines that could be implemented with the ď Twenty one cent trick ď other than the standard routine that comes
With the coins when you purchase them ?

I was trying to come up with a Mentalism type effect using the coins but havenít Yet completed anything

Obviously, Same applies to the $ 1.35 trick

Any info would be greatly appreciated !

Thanks everyone !

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 26, 2020 11:12PM)
Just an observation - it allows you to show one but on occasion you could display two others.
That makes predicting any of three, or an assembly effect using four different coins, less difficult. :D
Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Sep 30, 2020 10:12PM)
Thank you for the reply and ideas Jonathan !

I wanted to use a Quiver wallet to help with a two way out prediction / Mentalism routine with the gimmicked coins


Coins would be held in your hand and spectator would name and eliminate the coins either one by one or By Having them pick Any three and eliminate the remaining coin ...
Then Choose two Out of the remaining three And eliminate one more ,then one Out of the remaining two Until the last coin remained which would Have to be the final nickel that housed the rest of the coins to match your prediction which is in the wallet

Obviously you would have to force the spectator to choose all the coins except for the last nickel

As spectator names One coin at a time to eliminate or the other idea I had that I mentioned above, then
you would reach into your semi-closed hand Which helps to hide everything and pretend to grab the selected
Coin or remaining coin and invisibly throw it into the air to make it vanish . All the while, you would just be nesting the coin
Into the tail side of the nickel shell until the last nickel is left which would house the other three

At the beginning of the routine since you apparently have two nickels along with a penny and dime, you would Also mention the date of the head side nickel and pretend to read the date of the tail side Shell ... but Instead make One up to hopefully make the effect a little stronger

If the spectator decided to eliminate one of the nickels during the routine then You would ask for which one of the dates you had read off the coins earlier and give them a choice

At the end of the effect , The Quiver wallet with written/ folded prediction inside would cover either one of the dates and predict the last nickel

My issue is trying to work out some of the Equivoque to prevent them from choosing BOTH nickels at the very beginning of the effect since I need the last coin to be the nickel

Hope all Of that is understandable And makes sense ?
Just trying to come up with another use or idea with the gimmick coins

Any thoughts anyone ??

Appreciate any input

Thank you !
Message: Posted by: doug brewer (Oct 1, 2020 05:45PM)
The Twenty-One Cent Murder Mystery by Curtis Kam (in his book Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam). Great routine which I've used - plays very nice and is a lot of fun to do.
Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Oct 1, 2020 11:16PM)
Thank you Doug !

Iíll look into that book and routine

Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Oct 1, 2020 11:29PM)
Hello again Doug

Sorry to ask but would you be able to give me an idea of what Curtis Kamís actual routine is From his book that you mentioned ?

I cannot seem to Locate an actual effect breakdown anywhere

I Appreciate any help

Thanks again sir !

Message: Posted by: doug brewer (Oct 5, 2020 05:21PM)
He lays out the coins in a handkerchief as characters in a murder mystery with the presentation ending not with a murder but a theft :question:
Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Oct 5, 2020 06:56PM)
Oh, I see

Sounds interesting

Thanks you Doug for the reply and info

Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Oct 6, 2020 06:19AM)
[quote]On Oct 5, 2020, doug brewer wrote:
He lays out the coins in a handkerchief as characters in a murder mystery with the presentation ending not with a murder but a theft :question: [/quote]

Does this particular effect require advance coin handling skills?
Message: Posted by: doug brewer (Oct 14, 2020 12:06PM)
It does not require advance skills - basically it's a very nice presentation draped over the effect. The coins are "nested" under cover of the hank as they are introduced in the story.

BTW, there are a lot of great routines in this book - it's kind of a sleeper. His Cannibal Cards (Kamnibal Cards, that is) is one of the best versions out there and is taught in this book.
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Oct 18, 2020 09:32AM)
I am Surprised No one Has said anything About The 3 Routines In Bobo's ! :)
Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Oct 19, 2020 02:58AM)
Thanks David for the info !

Iíll Have look into that